31st March 2019

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NOTICES                                                                                                               This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Mission Statement: "To enable everyone to be maturing followers of Christ, who experience and live out God’s love in every part of their lives.  

Church Family News

Annual Meeting - PCC and Deanery Synod elections - RESULTS

Elected as Church Warden: Kay Berrington and Andrew Turpie

Elected to Deanery Synod for final year of Triennium: Steven Allin

Elected to PCC for 3 years: Jon Day, Margaret Haywood, Wendy Pegg and Helen Ryan

The Annual Report is available here

The Vicar's Report is available here

The Treasurer's Presentation and Report is available here (page numbers refer to the annual report)

Thank you … “to everyone that helped with the Experience Easter school visits this week. However you helped, whether by being a storyteller, a group leader, a welcomer, a time keeper, helped with setting up the stations, providing props and items for the stations, by praying for us or in any other way please know how deeply appreciated it has been. We welcomed around 180 children plus staff to come and hear the real story of Easter and we would not have been able to do so without each and every one of you.” Becky.

Thank you Thank you for the music, your support and generosity to everyone who supported the recent Abba evening.  It was great fun and £2000 was raised for 5 of the team going this summer with a further £300 for the Home of Hope Malawi. 

Pre-School Coffee Morning Thursday 4th April 10am-Noon  All current and past parents, grandparents, family and friends of preschool are invited to enjoy a coffee morning.
The current Early Years leader Charlie is leaving soon, so this would be the ideal time to pop in and say goodbye, either during the coffee morning or at any point until 3pm; Charlie would love to say a fond farewell to all families and friends, both old and new. Paula Cox has been appointed as the new Christ Church Pre-School Leader from 23rd April.

This week

2019 Lent Course

Living in the good of the cross: faith with feet on

  Continues 3, 10 April

In church

                           at 11.30am and 8pm


(The 11.30am session is preceded by Communion at 10am & followed by a light lunch; the 8pm session is preceded by refreshments from 7.30pm)

All talks are recorded and available on our website:


Ladies' Social - Thursday 4th April7.30-9pm Meet at Papillon (133 Castle Road) for chat, drinks and cake.  If you can, please sign up in by the pigeon holes. All ladies welcome.

Go for Gold-Friday 5th April 2-4pm Our visiting speaker will be sharing about the work of the Barnabas Trust.  Do join us at Christ Church.  Refreshments provided, donation £1.      

Church Walk - Sunday 7th April These begin again with a walk at Priory Lakes. Meet at the Church Car Park at 2pm and conclude with tea at the Gundrys.

Coming soon

Men’s Social - Saturday 13th April. Rugby; Bedford Blues vs Richmond.  Meet at the Three Cups (45 Newnham Street) on Saturday 13th April any time from 12:30pm (food is available if required).  Leave at 2:30pm to make way to the ground on Goldington Road for 3pm kick off for the cup match against Richmond.  Meeting up with others that went straight to the match: near the goalposts nearest the entrance to the ground.  Please purchase your own ticket (cheaper online in advance).

Other notices and activities

Parish Safeguarding OfficerAt the last PCC meeting, Pauline Carter was approved and appointed for this important role. Please raise any safeguarding issues or questions with Pauline Carter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or, if urgent, phone 07761 792732.

Foodbank – please bring non-perishable donations place in labelled box in The Hub. FOOD needs: fruit juice (long life), tinned fruit, & rice pudding, jars of pasta sauce, jam, tinned vegetables, spaghetti, tuna & meat (casserole/stew), UHT milk, cup a soup, rice (small 250g/500g). NON-FOOD needs: washing up liquid, laundry washing tablets, multi-purpose cleaning spray, shower gel, deodorant (m/f), shampoo and clean second-hand saucepans.

You can help serve our mission and ministry

Hub Welcomers – do you like to welcome local people to our new halls and rooms? We need day-time Hub welcomers to serve on a rota to make our halls the friendliest in town. Please contact Dawn – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – to offer a few regular hours.

Magazine Editor and/or Magazine layout – Sarah Cottenden is stepping down after the April edition. Can you help build our sense of family and community, following up leads and pulling together an interesting magazine that speaks to us and our community?

The Word Christian Bookshop(167 Castle Road) now has Easter cards, gifts and Real Easter Eggs for sale Mon-Sat 9.30m-5pm. Please support our local Christian bookshop.

Upcoming Events

Alpha Course May 2019

Easter Day Services

Ladies Late Breakfast May

Contact Info

Christ Church Bedford
140 Dudley Street,
Bedford, MK40 3SX

01234 327150